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North Dakota tribe seeks a bigger share of energy tax revenue

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is seeking a bigger share of energy tax revenues.

Energy development has increased on the Fort Berthold Reservation. But the tribe has only received 37 percent of $346 million in tax revenues over the past four years, the Associated Press reports.

“We need more resources to combat and battle the negative impacts of the boom,” Mark Fox, the tribe’s tax director, told the AP. “We have a lot to deal with up there. Roads, and crime, and housing.”

Lawmakers say the tribe should get a bigger share but they haven't decided what amount.

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Tribes seeking larger cut of oil tax money (AP 10/9)

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